The Mountains Of Snowdonia | The Adventure Blog

Moel Siabod

This behemoth may be part of the Moelwynion range, but it proudly sits alone at 872 meters. If you take the route up from the nearby town of Capel Curig, the mountain looms over you for a long portion of the hike as you approach its base.

Tryfan

This one is not for the fainthearted. The route up begins in the beautiful Ogwen Valley (the starting point for endless adventure), where the day’s first challenge is finding a parking spot. As with any adventure in Snowdonia, the earlier, the better.

Cnicht

Another beauty in the Moelwynion range, Cnicht, is affectionately known as the “Matterhorn of Wales” even though it is 3,789 meters shorter than its Swiss-Italian cousin. Sitting at a proud 689m, you can ascend this one in no time if you have a good level of fitness.

Crib Goch

This knife-edged arête is a popular incident location for the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team. There are occasional fatal falls, and people every year become “cragfast,” where hiker’s latent fear of heights is brought to light thanks to extreme amounts of exposure.

A Lifetime’s Worth Of Adventure

These are just a handful of mountains you can take on here in Snowdonia. As staycations are becoming more popular in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic, the park is getting busier all the time. I hope this list can give some fresh ideas to hikers who have never been to Wales or those looking for a little inspiration.

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